Live music is starting to boom in the UAE and this week there’s a great competition to raise awareness about some of the best local talent. Strongbow Battle of the Bands 2012 at The Music Room will see 10 of Dubai’s local live bands battle for the title of Strongbow Band of the Year, a Dhs10,000 prize, plus a day of studio time to record their tracks.
Participants include house bands from several hotels and bars such as The Boxtones, Rock Spiders, Resound, Damage, Rubber Band and Reign of Asia. This is one of the last big local live music events before Ramadan, so support your fave bands while you can!
INFO: Dhs50 including a free welcome drink, www.itp.net/tickets; 6pm to 3am, Tuesday 3 July; The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai; 04 359 8888, www.dubaimajestic.com.